Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno working his way back into lineup
Posted: 07/30/2012 10:59:04 AM MDT
Updated: 07/30/2012 12:26:04 PM MDT
By Lindsay H. Jones
The Denver Post
Don't count out running back Knowshon Moreno just yet.
On the fifth day of Broncos training camp, the former first-round pick was cleared to rejoin full-squad drills. Moreno, who had surgery to repair a torn ACL on Dec. 1, ran second behind starter Willis McGahee in 11-on-11 team drills Monday morning.
Moreno had been limited to 7-on-7 passing sessions and individual drills in the first few days of camp.
"Every day I just want to try to do more, do more team things, get in there with the ones and get used to the speed again. Today was definitely a good day for that," Moreno said. "I'm not full go yet, but I'm getting closer."
Moreno caught passes from Peyton Manning in those full-team drills and also took at least one handoff and ran right up the middle, behind his offensive line blockers and into a crowd of defensive linemen.
"That's what it is, just building that confidence of going in the middle and being able to drive your feet still with people pushing on you."
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A source tells the National Football Post that Broncos RB Mario Fannin could play a major role in 2012.Undrafted a year ago, the 5'11/235-pound Fannin ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at the Combine. He was arguably the team's best running back in camp, but an ankle injury landed him on I.R. The Broncos will run the ball a lot less with Peyton Manning under center, but there is still room for Fannin to earn snaps. Willis McGahee will turn 31 early in the season and Knowshon Moreno hasn't lived up to expectations. Add Fannin to your fantasy sleeper list. Apr 15 - 10:56 AMSource: National Football Post